|Alternate Universes [tmth00E] - JMMIII|
"Alternate Universes" a fairly short and simple release, is a collection of experiemnts in the use of fractal images as source for bitmap to wave file conversion. There was something about these particular fractal images though, that generated some interesting subtleties in the resulting sound files, which gave them a sound one might associate with jets of gas streaming through space. It's simple space music, but enjoyable nonetheless.
|Mindchor [tmth-002] - JMMIII|
JMMIII is another side project from Jon 7, although it can't be considered a pseudonym as those are his initials. "Mindchor" is a collection of three midform pieces made from field recordings made in the summer of 2007. The sounds of bike rides made at night, picnics taken at lumber mills and lots of incidental audio are granulated, stretched and processed into compositions that very much resemble "Fields" and "Fields II" on the jon7.net Microlabel...
|Krebs Cycles [tmth-00F] - JMMIII|
Some time ago, artist K.M. Krebs created two splendid release on the Treetrunk label entitld "The Jade Furnace I" and "The Jade Furnace II", both collections of short ambient/exploratory tracks, each with evocative and mysterious sounding titles. Artists were encouraged to rework and manipulate these tracks in different ways, to loop and listen in various combinations. Permission was granted to release such results, and after some time gathering digital dust, these reworkings by JMMIII (whom we ...
|Crystal Field Theory [tmth00F] - JMMIII|
Jon 7, once again thinly veiled by his initials (JMMIII) was turning to Wikipedia and the periodic table for inspiration when he stumbled across an entry on crystal field theory, and the lightbulb switched on. The tracks reflect an attempt to think molecularly, and though no actually understanding of crystal field theory can be claimed, the tracks still convey a pretty good sense of what the view might be like on an atomic level...
|JMMIII- Constant 20 [treetrunk073] - JMMIII|
The artist JMMIII presented to Treetrunk an excellent version of the "Constant" theme-- a nice, layered, dark drone. "Constant" pieces are works of minimal drone that tend to use a "less is more" approach. The idea of these songs is to create the least possible ambient drone material necessary for listening. Mystified created the first "Constant" on Webbed Hand Records ( http://www.webbedhandrecords.com )...
Keywords: ambient; longform; drone
|Complex Silence 3 [tmth062] - JMMIII|
The third entry to the "Complex Silence" series comes courtesy of JMMIII (aka Jon 7). This time complex silence is formed out a field recording made on bicycle while touring around the industrail areas of west Eugene, where JMMIII lives. On any given day, metal fabrication shops and lumber mills can be heard dancing their menacing mechanical ballet, which is as much a joy to watch as to listen to. "Lumbering Drone" takes the sounds of this environment, and through lengthening and processing, cre...
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|Stranger Than Fact (ARGREC02) - JMMIII|
Two long-form, experimental ambient remixes of material from the John Lithium album, "The Remixable Stranger" (http://www.archive.org/details/TheRemixableStranger). In the midst of shimmering drones, fragmented synth melodies, stuttering industrial frequencies, time-shifted melodies, and wordless technoid languages can also be heard. Simultaneously comforting, unsettling, and enigmatic. In the highly futurist aesthetic of this album, one might be tempted to claim that these songs are echoes from...
Keywords: stranger than fact; JMMIII; john lithium; jon7; the remixable stranger
|Holy Mountain [tmth-00D] - JMMIII|
"Holy Mountain" is the second part of three releases of remixed versions of the "Time" album by Jon 7. On this release, the track "Mountain Time" has been stretched and reworked by JMMIII (whoever he is). The sharp angular sounds and buzzes have been softened and rounded and many of the smaller shorter sounds have been given more room on the stage. "Time" [tmth013] has been one the most weel liked releases on Timetheory...
|Revolution 10/Ich bin Herz und Kopf [tmth032] - JMMIII/Moloch 11811|
Jon 7, donning his initialist drag as JMMIII, created a thirty-minute noise/warped-sound piece which he called "Revolution 10" (for fairly obvious reasons), and set about to find another piece to accompany it for this album. The responder to the bulletin was Moloch 11811, an artist/project from Spain, whose style is largely based on an industrial 'sound of the machine'. "Ich Bin Herz und Kopf" is somewhat less noisy than some other material by the same artist, but the piece captures some of the ...